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    Researching The class: A multi-sited ethnographic exploration

Researching The class: A multi-sited ethnographic exploration

Sonia Livingstone explores how school and learning, home and family, and peer groups impact and shape children’s use of digital media. Sonia, together with Julian Sefton-Green, followed a class of London teenagers for a year to find out more about how they are, or in some cases are not, connecting online. The book about this research project¹, The Class: living and learning […]

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    Why do educators advocate for digital media and learning, and whose interests are served?

Why do educators advocate for digital media and learning, and whose interests are served?

Parents turn to educators for advice on how they should integrate digital media into their children’s learning. Yet educators are not in agreement about what digital media can offer to children and young people’s learning. Summarising the key findings from an article written with Alicia Blum-Ross, published this week in a special issue of the Journal of Digital and Media […]

Watch our new video about ‘The Class’

The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age tells the story of a year in the lives of an ordinary class of 13 to 14-year olds in a suburban, multi-ethnic London school. In classic ethnographic form, the book follows them at home, at school and with their friends and shows how the young people negotiate the pressures, opportunities […]

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    How the ordinary experiences of young people are being affected by networked technologies

How the ordinary experiences of young people are being affected by networked technologies

Digital technology advances are opening up new ways to communicate, with the potential to enhance student–teacher relationships. Sonia Livingstone, together with Julian Sefton-Green, followed a class of London teenagers for a year to find out more about how they are, or in some cases are not, connecting online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, […]

Meet ‘The Class’

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, just came out and Sonia shares a glimpse at what those young people want, how they see the world, and how do they find a path through the […]

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    Introducing new book series: ‘Connected youth and digital futures’

Introducing new book series: ‘Connected youth and digital futures’

Julian Sefton-Green and Sonia Livingstone spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, is one of two debuting the MacArthur Foundation’s “Connected Youth and Digital Futures” book series. It is free to read online. Julian is an independent scholar working in education and […]

The Class: living and learning in the digital age

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, will come out in early May and this is the first in a series of posts in which Sonia shares highlights from the book. Sonia is […]

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    Digital imaginaries and networked computers at home: Working-class Latino/Hispanic immigrant parents in the US

Digital imaginaries and networked computers at home: Working-class Latino/Hispanic immigrant parents in the US

Andres Lombana Bermudez looks at how working-class Latino/Hispanic immigrant families in the US are engaging in emerging digital technology. He argues that disparities in skills, social support and in the outcomes of technology use add more layers of complexity to digital inequalities. Andres is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a research associate with […]

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    What are pre-schoolers doing with tablets and is it good for them?

What are pre-schoolers doing with tablets and is it good for them?

The undeniable reality is that ever younger children are gaining access to tablets, becoming proficient tablet users, but is this really in their best interests, developmentally? Sonia Livingstone highlights the findings of a recent report looking into young children’s digital play and opportunities. Sonia is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and has more […]

February 29th, 2016|Featured, Reflections|4 Comments|
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    Learning from children and young people about positive smartphone opportunities

Learning from children and young people about positive smartphone opportunities

Rather than focusing on the ‘evils’ of constant internet connectivity (and smartphone over-use), Jane Vincent takes a closer look at the positives – how children can use smartphones to their best advantage to get on in an increasingly digital world. Jane Vincent is a senior academic researcher at the LSE and the University of Surrey with a background in the mobile […]